Week 2: Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance (Med-Surg Onsite 2018)
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Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be able to:
- Discuss physiologic principles of fluid and electrolyte balance.
- Describe nursing considerations in managing fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
- Correctly interpret arterial blood gas readings.
- Describe physiologic compensatory mechanisms for each acid-base disturbance.
Christine Henshaw, EdD, RN-BC
Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason